CSGB January/February 2016 Auction2nd January 2016 by Sam Whiting
I would like to start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year, and also that you all had a wonderful Christmas, and that Santa brought you lots of cards or card related presents!
The Council has decided that there will be a change to Postal Auctions this year. Bidding is now going to be open to non-members, and I will explain why. Non-members will be charged a 10% buyer’s premium; members of course will NOT be charged buyer’s premium, as normal. Non-members will be sent an invoice and cards will not be posted to them until payment has been received, members will still receive their cards with their invoice. If you aren’t a member and you spend £270 in a year in the auction and attend the convention, you could actually save yourself some money by becoming a member!
The latest auction contains the usual mixture of lots. There are some unusual trade items, some of which I believe to be unrecorded. There is also the first batch of Japanese cards, mainly from Murai, that I hope will appeal to bidders.
If a member wishes to see a scan of a lot they are considering bidding on then I am only happy to oblige. However due to cost of printing and postage this will only be possible by email. Please email your requests to me and I will try to respond as soon as possible.
If a member requires any more information about lots, then please contact me by phone, email or post and I will do my best to assist.
A dilemma. Imagine you are, or know a card collector who lives outside the UK, who would be really interested to join us, were it not for the high cost of the overseas subscription? If only there was a way to reduce this cost. And now there is!
Where does the time go! I am writing this in the week before Christmas, and another year has flown by. By the time you get this we will be in to 2020, so I hope you all had a great Christmas and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
All card and ephemera collectors make a note in your diary now because our next card convention will take place on SATURDAY 25th and SUNDAY 26th APRIL 2020 at FIVE RIVERS LEISURE CENTRE, HULSE ROAD, SALISBURY, WILTSHIRE SP1 3NR ❄️❄️
Anyone want to buy a large cricket collection. Only joking! That is what I wrote on the Saturday afternoon of the 3rd Ashes Test. As you will know, England managed a magnificent 67 all out in their 1st innings, with only Root and Bairstow out to goo